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This video shows life inside the International Space Station

The International Space Station is seen with the docked space shuttle Endeavour in this photo provided by NASA and taken May 23, 2011. The photo was taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking and is the first-ever image of a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station.     REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR2NEY1

New technologies allow us to look into International Space Station. Image: REUTERS/NASA/Handout

Dom Galeon
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Patrick Caughill
Associate Editor, Futurism
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Ever wondered what it would be like to board the International Space Station (ISS)? Well, NASA’s just made it possible with a spectacular video tour.

The surreal 18-minute video, captured completely in Ultra High Definition (4K), shows the interior of the ISS through a fisheye lens. The treatment gives it absolute focus and depth of field, resulting in stunning image quality — as if you were actually floating and navigating your way through the ISS.

The video starts off at the Cupola, the 360-degree observation point of the ISS — familiar to many as the spot where numerous photos of the Earth have been taken and posted on Twitter by astronauts. It then moves through other parts of the station, passing through the Utility Module where you could see mission patches from visiting astronauts attached to the wall.

After almost two decades since the ISS was launched in 1998, technology has allowed us to finally see something only around 200 people have previously seen. Today it’s the ISS, in the future, who knows?

If you enjoyed those photos of Pluto and the Moon, you’re gonna love this. Enjoy the tour!

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